Grades: 1-2

Course Schedule

Below are the course offerings for periods 1 - 9. Personalize your experience by selecting a first and second choice for each of the periods. Please click on the individual course for a brief description. (All students should choose courses based on the grade level they will be entering in Fall 2013.)

Based on your selected pick-up time, please choose from the following course options.

1
1 - 3
Climbers
Addition, Subtraction, Math ... Oh My!; On Safari; PE Across the Globe
Addition, Subtraction, Math ... Oh My!: Math is everywhere. Do not be afraid of diving into math, and seeing where it is relevant in everyday life. You will work on a combination of computation and word problems. You will be challenged with hands on real world math problems. This will include adding through measurement and distance. Example: Bobby had 11 stickers and Sallie had 4 stickers, how many more stickers did Bobby have than Sallie?

On Safari: Take a safari to explore the science of the animal kingdom. Is there an animal that can run faster than a cheetah? What type of environment does an elephant live in? Learn more about the animals on safari and their habitats. Get ready to roar like a lion, and discover the animal kingdom through hands?on activities and fun facts.

PE Across the Globe: This isn’t your old-fashioned physical education class! Discover the links between present day sports and the games played in ancient civilizations. Explore traditional and present day games children play in other countries. Play sports and games that have become popular in America while discovering their origins. Through this multicultural approach, children will learn the difference between games and sports and link the past with the present. Students will be challenged to create their own games and equipment to be used in game play! Cooperation will be a central theme while students enjoy getting their fill of daily physical activity.
Open
1
1 - 3
Creators
Play-Write; Poise & Public Speaking; Puppetry Class
Play-Write: Who loves to rewrite and act out stories they’ve seen or read? How far can you push your imagination? As a team you will learn how to tell a story through action, write lines, rewrite the ending to a story, and perform it!

Poise & Public Speaking: Everyone has the potential to speak effectively, evolve their own personal style, and develop poise and confidence when communicating with an audience. In American schools, in-class presentations are becoming increasingly central to academic success. This class provides fun and easy exercises to help you discover your “power voice” within and how the correct use of that voice can help make you an effective speaker in front of an audience.

Puppetry Class: Let’s have fun making a variety of puppets while reading traditional scripts. We will learn about the history of puppetry and explore many skills: performance, speaking, listening, viewing, reading, and crafting. You will be asked to create a personality for your creation, and discover how your puppet interacts with the other puppets. Puppetry teaches different life skills, including social skills, problem solving, and creative thinking.
Open
1
1 - 3
Explorers
Blueprinting Sentences; Cracking Codes; Monster Mixtures
Blueprinting Sentences: This is what part of the sentence??? Writing can be challenging. Just like building a house, writing sentences requires having the right tools. This class will work on writing more complex sentences. You will be asked to break apart sentences, change word order, and be introduced to a brand new world of punctuation. In the last few weeks, you and your classmates will take your sentence toolkit and build creative writing masterpieces.

Cracking Codes: Your mission: Crack as many codes as possible using critical thinking skills, ancient cipher systems and your wits! Spies and secret agents use highly sophisticated codes to trick their enemies and students will learn how they create and decipher those codes. Book ciphers, Morse code, and number codes are just some of the super-secret strategies taught in the Cracking Codes class.

Monster Mixtures: What makes a monster a monster? In this class you will discover some of the chemistry behind how monsters are created in movies and TV Shows. You will get your hands dirty making monster slime, learning how to make a monster hand move when you are not near it, create glowing shapes, and about the science used to create incredible spooky characters! Who is up for the spooky but scientific challenge?
Open
1
4
A134143
Be a Magician
Be prepared to dazzle your friends with new skills. Learn how to use everyday objects like pencils, books, magnets, and rubber bands in a brand new way. Magic helps us work on reading and comprehension, concentration, fine and gross motor skills. Within the class students will be encouraged to question what they see in front of them.
Open
1
4
R127143
Hip-Pop-O-Roma
Hip-Pop-O-Roma is a combination of art forms such as popping, locking, breaking and various acrobatic moves; driven by kid friendly blends of hip-hop and pop music. Dancing can take many years to master; therefore early exposure will generate confidence and enhance developmental skills. The commitment to Hip-Pop-O-Roma will improve coordination, promote total fitness, and discipline through rhythm and technique. Isolating then progressing the learning styles of clarity, definition, and translation is a great technique to support the F.O.R.M. (Frequent, Organized, Repetition, Mastery) method. Learning the techniques and applying the F.O.R.M. method is a beneficial tool that transitions well into school and in life. The coordination and balance demonstrated to complete each step in transition becomes an anaerobic exercise. Therefore fitness and dance is a great way to anaerobically help strengthen muscles, obtain excellent cardiovascular health and give joints flexibility and elasticity. Hip-Pop-O-Roma will be an exciting fitness course that will be appreciated by all students of various dance and music interests. Simply come prepared to move your body in new ways and get aerobic and anaerobic results right away.
Open
1
5 - 7
Adventurers
Crafts Around the World; Heroes & Heroines: Not just Greek Mythology; Things That Fly
Crafts Around the World: In this class you will be asked to create artwork that represents cultures from around the world! Did you know you can use Elmer’s gel glue and crayons to create your very own batik? Create an African mask, create pop art out of tissue paper, and work on an Australian Aboriginal Dot Art project! How many different countries can we visit through art during the session?

Heroes & Heroines: Not just Greek Mythology: Around the world there are stories of the great heroes and heroines, but what makes each of them so great? In this class you will learn about classic heroes from Japan, China, Poland, Ireland, and Scandinavia. Discover legends from different continents and discover some of our own ancient hidden heroes. At the end of the session you will be encouraged to create your own hero or heroine.

Things That Fly: What is that object soaring through the sky? This class is a hands-on look at flight. You will examine high-flying balloons, parachutes, airplanes, UFOs, and other flying objects. Learn how air and force are used together to move a glider from one place to the next. Design the ultimate kite and see if you can get it to fly in the wind. Be prepared to keep your head up and eyes open in Things that Fly.
Open
1
5 - 7
Pioneers
Small World: The World of Cells; Spelling Bees; Taking Shape
Small World: The World of Cells: Students will learn about plants, animal, and fungi cells. Working together they will learn the basics of cell structure and function for each of the three groups. The small world of cells plays a major role in our bodies.

Spelling Bees: Words are everywhere! We see print at home, school, work, and even the playground!

Taking Shape: Now that you are beyond learning basic shapes it is time to learn more about geometry! Students will work individually and in groups to understand more about the world of shapes, angles, and patterns. The class will use GeoBoards, popsicle sticks, body movements, and other active hands-on accessories. Learn how to turn a 2D shape into a 3D shape during Taking Shape.
Open
1
8
E153183
Beautiful Writing
Have you ever looked at your notes from class and wondered what you wrote? Clear handwriting is important for not only reading but can be used for emphasizing points in your writing. Clear handwriting makes it easier to take notes, study, and write letters. When you write paragraphs you are able to utilize different forms of handwriting to move a reader along a paragraph. Get ready to wow everyone with your sophisticated penmanship.
Open
1
8
M153183
Analyze This
Do you like to collect and analyze data? If your answer is yes, then this course is for you. In this course, students will be collecting different types of data and organizing the information using several display types. From the created graphs or charts, students will make inferences and predictions of what would happen if more data was collected.
Open
1
8
R115183
Human Puzzles
Communication can be extremely complex. Your super squad will figure out how to untie a human knot, use your wits to cross a treacherous “swamp”, and transport treasure to safety without touching it! This course will challenge you to be a problem-solver, a team-player, an innovator, and a leader who guides the team to triumph! Your group will run, jump, leap, and challenge one another as you learn how to be each piece of the Human Puzzle!
Open
1
8
S198183
Wild & Wacky Weather
What kind of clouds are those? How do I know if it is going to rain? How does air pressure impact me? How are a hurricane and tornado different? How does climate impact the biomes of the world? In this course, we will learn about all the different factors and influences of weather. We will being by feeling how air pressure impacts us and our weather. Then, we will explore the stages of the water cycles and model how clouds are formed. We will then analyze the different types of clouds and the type of weather they are associated with. Next, we will go into all the wonders and dangers of severe weather like thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes! Finally we will explore climate and how climate impacts the major biomes of the world such as rainforests, savannas and deserts!
Open
1
9
A148193
Needles, Thread, and Cloth
Students will learn to thread a needle and knot the thread. New stitches and button sewing will be introduced, as well as, sewing terminology and sewing supply descriptions. Students will work on several projects with felt and cotton employing their newly learned embroidery and sewing stitches. They will be making a pouch, and a needle book advancing to other projects according to their pace, the final project will be a sampler which will serve as a guide to all learned stitches.
Open
1
9
A153193
3D Art
Stretch both sides of your brain in this 3D art class. In this course you will learn how to layer materials together to create a masterpiece. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get a little messy while creating sculptural elements out of paper. Create a picture for your favorite book by making a collage. Learn what happens when you experiment with salt and watercolor. Show us who you are by creating a final piece of art that shows off your special skills.
Open
1
9
E149193
G&T Detective Club
Congratulations super reading sleuths, you have been given your first big story to solve. As a class you will read short mysteries and learn how to pick up on clues in the book to solve mysteries before anyone else. You will have to read carefully and take notes as the stories go on in order to make sure you remember every key part to the story. Learn how to ask the right questions when you are reading to figure out the ending to each of the mysteries.
Open
1
9
R126193
Karate
Students will learn basic karate skills in a non-competitive course focused on physical fitness, confidence and personal safety. This class encourages concentration and builds self-esteem in a safe high energy course. Clothing and sneakers that are comfortable and allow for a range of movement are strongly suggested for this course.
Open
2
1 - 3
Climbers
Addition, Subtraction, Math ... Oh My!; On Safari; PE Across the Globe
Addition and subtraction… Oh My! Math is everywhere. Do not be afraid of diving into math, and seeing where it is relevant in everyday life. You will work on a combination of computation and word problems. You will be challenged with hands on real world math problems. This will include adding through measurement and distance. Example: Bobby had 11 stickers and Sallie had 4 stickers, how many more stickers did bobby have than Sallie?

Take a safari to explore the science of the animal kingdom. Is there an animal that can run faster than a cheetah? What type of environment does an elephant live in? Learn more about the animals on safari and their habitats. Get ready to roar like a lion, and discover the animal kingdom through hands?on activities and fun facts.

This isn’t your old-fashioned physical education class! Discover the links between present day sports and the games played in ancient civilizations. Explore traditional and present day games children play in other countries. Play sports and games that have become popular in America while discovering their origins. Through this multicultural approach, children will learn the difference between games and sports and link the past with the present. Students will be challenged to create their own games and equipment to be used in game play! Cooperation will be a central theme while students enjoy getting their fill of daily physical activity.
Open
2
1 - 3
Creators
Play-Write; Poise & Public Speaking; Puppetry Class
Play-Write: Who loves to rewrite and act out stories they’ve seen or read? How far can you push your imagination? As a team you will learn how to tell a story through action, write lines, rewrite the ending to a story, and perform it!

Poise & Public Speaking: Everyone has the potential to speak effectively, evolve their own personal style, and develop poise and confidence when communicating with an audience. In American schools, in-class presentations are becoming increasingly central to academic success. This class provides fun and easy exercises to help you discover your “power voice” within and how the correct use of that voice can help make you an effective speaker in front of an audience.

Puppetry Class: Let’s have fun making a variety of puppets while reading traditional scripts. We will learn about the history of puppetry and explore many skills: performance, speaking, listening, viewing, reading, and crafting. You will be asked to create a personality for your creation, and discover how your puppet interacts with the other puppets. Puppetry teaches different life skills, including social skills, problem solving, and creative thinking.
Open
2
1 - 3
Explorers
Blueprinting Sentences; Cracking Codes; Monster Mixtures
Blueprinting Sentences: This is what part of the sentence??? Writing can be challenging. Just like building a house, writing sentences requires having the right tools. This class will work on writing more complex sentences. You will be asked to break apart sentences, change word order, and be introduced to a brand new world of punctuation. In the last few weeks, you and your classmates will take your sentence toolkit and build creative writing masterpieces.

Cracking Codes: Your mission: Crack as many codes as possible using critical thinking skills, ancient cipher systems and your wits! Spies and secret agents use highly sophisticated codes to trick their enemies and students will learn how they create and decipher those codes. Book ciphers, Morse code, and number codes are just some of the super-secret strategies taught in the Cracking Codes class.

Monster Mixtures: What makes a monster a monster? In this class you will discover some of the chemistry behind how monsters are created in movies and TV Shows. You will get your hands dirty making monster slime, learning how to make a monster hand move when you are not near it, create glowing shapes, and about the science used to create incredible spooky characters! Who is up for the spooky but scientific challenge?
Open
2
4
A134243
Be a Magician
Be prepared to dazzle your friends with new skills. Learn how to use everyday objects like pencils, books, magnets, and rubber bands in a brand new way. Magic helps us work on reading and comprehension, concentration, fine and gross motor skills. Within the class students will be encouraged to question what they see in front of them.
Open
2
4
R115243
Human Puzzles
Communication can be extremely complex. Your super squad will figure out how to untie a human knot, use your wits to cross a treacherous “swamp”, and transport treasure to safety without touching it! This course will challenge you to be a problem-solver, a team-player, an innovator, and a leader who guides the team to triumph! Your group will run, jump, leap, and challenge one another as you learn how to be each piece of the Human Puzzle!
Open
2
5 - 7
Adventurers
Botany; The Write Stuff; Under the Sea
Botany: This class has been designed for our young wizards, witches, and lovers of nature. This is a hands?on course where you will investigate plants. You will also use plant based inks, and take a closer look at the green that is all around you. Students will learn to identify different types of leaves as well as some of the unique ways plants are used in everyday life.

The Write Stuff: Do you have the right stuff in your sentences? This class will help you better understand different types of words, sentence structure, and punctuation. You will learn how to pick the right word to finish sentences. The class will learn techniques to practice writing, and reading to the end of the sentence.

Under the Sea: 90% of the sea is unexplored! In this class you will examine plants and creatures from the different depths of the ocean. You will learn what type of creatures can be found in each of the oceans and how their environments are different from one another. As a class you will create your own under the sea experience based on what you’ve learned throughout the session.
Open
2
5 - 7
Seekers
Buzz Buzz Buzz; Cut the Deck: Math Through Cards; G&T Detective Club
Buzz Buzz Buzz: Buzz straight into entomology on the back of a giant bumblebee! Scientists recently announced the bumblebee can fly higher than Mount Everest! What other amazing things can insects do? Do spiders ever fully disconnect from their webs? Learn how these creatures interact, create their habitats, and about their bodies. In this class you will discover how these creatures aren’t really creepy at all!

Cut the Deck: Math Through Cards: With 52 cards in a deck and four suits running across the cards, using playing cards is a great way to learn and sharpen math skills. Cards can be used for summing, problem solving, identifying patterns, basic algebra, probability and a wide range of other mathematic uses. Students will play games like guess my card using less than and greater than, practice even and odd sums, discover how to “add on”, and play “card facts” where students can leverage their addition, subtraction, or multiplication skills. Be prepared to shuffle up and think math!

G&T Detective Club: Congratulations super reading sleuths, you have been given your first big story to solve. As a class you will read short mysteries and learn how to pick up on clues in the book to solve mysteries before anyone else. You will have to read carefully and take notes as the stories go on in order to make sure you remember every key part to the story. Learn how to ask the right questions when you are reading to figure out the ending to each of the mysteries.
Open
2
8
E153283
Beautiful Writing
Have you ever looked at your notes from class and wondered what you wrote? Clear handwriting is important for not only reading but can be used for emphasizing points in your writing. Clear handwriting makes it easier to take notes, study, and write letters. When you write paragraphs you are able to utilize different forms of handwriting to move a reader along a paragraph. Get ready to wow everyone with your sophisticated penmanship.
Open
2
8
R115283
Human Puzzles
Communication can be extremely complex. Your super squad will figure out how to untie a human knot, use your wits to cross a treacherous “swamp”, and transport treasure to safety without touching it! This course will challenge you to be a problem-solver, a team-player, an innovator, and a leader who guides the team to triumph! Your group will run, jump, leap, and challenge one another as you learn how to be each piece of the Human Puzzle!
Open
2
8
R117283
Kickin It!
This is an introductory course to soccer. Students will learn the fundamentals of the game, soccer skills, drills and scrimmage. Students will learn basic facts about the sport Soccer ball control Training in correct offense and defense Running skills and conditioning Friendly competition Intended outcomes: Students will gain better knowledge on this sport and acquire specific soccer skills to spark interest in keeping with the sport. Suggested Materials: Soccer Cleats and shin guards
Open
2
8
S175283
My Five Senses
We know our basic senses are vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. In this class you are going to be asked to challenge your senses by focusing on one sense at a time. Have you ever tried to catch a penny with one eye closed? Can you taste something through your nose? If you close your eyes and pick up your leg are you still able to stand still? Why or why not? Through experiments and deduction students will learn what happens when they alter their senses.
Open
2
9
A134293
Be a Magician
Be prepared to dazzle your friends with new skills. Learn how to use everyday objects like pencils, books, magnets, and rubber bands in a brand new way. Magic helps us work on reading and comprehension, concentration, fine and gross motor skills. Within the class students will be encouraged to question what they see in front of them.
Open
2
9
A147293
My Sketchpad
Students will be given an introduction to art, share previous experiences, and recognize and gain appreciation for the discipline of art and its history. Introduction will include brief classroom discussion on subject matter. Second portion of class will cover the fundamentals of sketching faces and objects using basic shapes (e.g. triangles, rectangles, circles, squares, octagons, etc.).
Open
2
9
A155293
Camp Crafts
Enjoy the summer with camp crafts while creating diverse and imaginative projects. Projects will utilize various fun and tactile materials. Some projects will be group projects while others will be individual.
Open
2
9
R126293
Karate
Students will learn basic karate skills in a non-competitive course focused on physical fitness, confidence and personal safety. This class encourages concentration and builds self-esteem in a safe high energy course. Clothing and sneakers that are comfortable and allow for a range of movement are strongly suggested for this course.
Open